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Affordable Public Fertility Care Now Available In Ballarat

Women and families across Ballarat can now realise their dream of starting or growing their family – with the Allan Labor Government’s nation-leading public fertility care service now available at Grampians Health.

High-Flying Wrestling Fan Fest To Land In Ballarat

The Allan Labor Government is backing a major boost to Ballarat’s events calendar, with the global professional wrestling convention Starrcast Downunder, headed for the Goldfields region from 10-14 April 2024.

White Night Set To Dazzle Ballarat In 2024

More Ballarat locals and visitors from across the state are set to enjoy all the city has to offer when White Night lights up Ballarat, thanks to support from the Allan Labor Government.

Lake Wendouree Lights Up

Ballarat’s iconic Lake Wendouree will now light up at night with the support of the Allan Labor Government. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today represented Minister for Regional Development Gayle Tierney to turn the lights on for the first time.

One Billion Reasons To Love Regional Social Housing

The Allan Labor Government is getting on with delivering quality social and affordable homes across regional Victoria for those who need them most. Since the start of the Big Housing Build in November 2020, the Labor Government and our community housing partners have invested more than $1 billion in projects in regional Victoria, with close to 3,000 homes either complete or underway.

Spirits Soar as New Distillery Opens at Ballarat Goods Shed

Visitors from near and far can now wet their whistles with whisky, gin and vodka at Ballarat’s biggest distillery Itinerant Spirits, thanks to support from the Allan Labor Government. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today represented Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Steve Dimopoulos to tour the new state-of- the-art venue, which opened to the public last week.

Upgraded Emergency Department Complete In Ballarat

Ballarat families in the Grampians region will continue to receive the best healthcare with a bigger and better emergency department now welcoming patients at the Ballarat Base Hospital.

QHub Safe Spaces Celebrate Wear It Purple Day

Victoria’s young lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer communities will have more safe spaces and crucial mental health supports with QHub in Geelong and Ballarat with outreach to Surf Coast.

Free Ballarat Fishing Festival Reeling In New Anglers

Newcomers to freshwater fishing will catch tips and tricks from experts next month at the Ballarat Fishing Festival on Saturday 2 September. Minister for Outdoor Recreation Sonya Kilkenny today announced the free festival will mark the opening of the trout fishing season and celebrate all that fishing in the Central Highlands has to offer.

Road Nationals Cycling To Return To Ballarat In 2024

Thousands of cycling fans are set to line the streets of Ballarat when the AusCycling Road National Championships return in 2024, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government and the City of Ballarat. Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Ben Carroll today confirmed the prestigious tournament will return from 4 to 7 January next year.

Upgrades For Ballarat Sporting Venues Confirmed

From a fully accessible Ballarat station to 5,000 extra seats at Eureka Stadium, athletics track and more affordable housing across our region, we'll deliver the lasting benefits people in Ballarat have asked for.

Boosting Digital Skills In Manufacturing To Create Future Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting manufacturers across the state to equip their workers with the cutting-edge digital skills needed to boost competitiveness and create more jobs of the future. Minister for Industry and Innovation Ben Carroll today visited Ballarat manufacturer SEM Fire and Rescue, which is one the businesses benefitting from the Labor Government‘s $4.5 million Digital Jobs for Manufacturing program.

New Family And Carer-Led Centre On The Way For Grampians

A new Family and Carer-led Centre in the Grampians region is one step closer with a service provider appointed. Minister for Mental Health Gabrielle Williams today announced Mind Australia will deliver support for Victorians across the Grampians region – with the centre to open later this year.

Thousands of Regional Victorians Embrace Care at a PPCC

More than 25,000 Victorians have cared for at one of our nine regional Priority Primary Care Centres since they were launched in September 2022, taking pressure off busy emergency departments, and helping save emergency resources for those most in need. Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today visited the Ballarat PPCC, which has provided care to more than 10,000 members of the Ballarat community since opening in November 2022.

Maureen the Crane Arriving this Weekend

The first tower crane has been given an official name ahead of its arrival on the site of the Andrews Labor Government’s massive $595 million Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment. The 43-metre high crane has been named after Maureen Woodford to honour her significant contribution to healthcare in the Ballarat community.

New Ballarat Born Distillery to Move Into the Goods Sheds

A new whisky, gin and vodka distillery will open in Ballarat this year, creating construction jobs now and boosting the city’s hospitality offering well into the future. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Eureka Michaela Settle toured the fit-out underway at the Ballarat Goods Shed where the distillery ‘Itinerant Spirits’ will deliver a world class distillery and bar.